Los Angeles: Singer Iggy Azalea is suing her ex-boyfriend for infringing on her copyright and unlawfully using her name, likeness, voice and trademark by trying to release her early-career material.
The 24-year-old Australian singer alleged that Maurice Williams (also a rapper under the name Jefe Wine and other variations) downloaded the contents of her computer without consent several years ago and has been using a forged contract to release some of the music he obtained, reportedly.
In July this year, a press release quoting Williams announced that several companies had secured the rights to an EP of Azalea's early music from 2008, called Inizio.
Some of those songs appeared in digital music stores before Azalea's label shut them down with cease-and-desist orders.
While reporting on the existence of a possible Iggy Azalea sex tape (which is not mentioned in the suit), Williams said he had a contract that allows him to sell, distribute and promote any recording featuring Azalea and her image.
But the lawsuit says that agreement is a forged, modified version of an old management contract Azalea once signed ? not a valid document that gives him the right to release her music or profit off Azalea's image and trademark.